-->
Drop Down MenusCSS Drop Down MenuPure CSS Dropdown Menu

CLASSIC

Try with us

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

An awkward-designed Abarth 750 Coupe Goccia

By 1956, Abarth had built a wide reputation as the main tuner for the engines of the cars made by Fiat and began venturing into the world of racing at that time in several classes of motor sport. For example to compete in the 750 cc class of the Grand Touring Championship. In mid-1956 Abarth commissioned the Zagato body to make a new design of the Fiat body into a capable racing car.
1956 Fiat Abarth 750 Coupe Goccia by Vignale as an aerodynamics study with the ambition to set world speed records in its class by using an Abarth modified engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3iAMKzN)
Then became the typical Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato Coupe with double-bubles on top. It was proven later that this car was able to achieve amazing achievements in the racing world as expected. Not only that, it turns out that Abarth also commissioned another coachbuilder in this case, Vignale to make the body of the Fiat/Abarth 750 car as an alternative to the model made by Zagato above and suitable for racing.
1956 Fiat Abarth 750 Coupe Goccia by Vignale as an aerodynamics study with the ambition to set world speed records in its class by using an Abarth modified engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3iAMKzN)
Then as many as three cars were built in such a way as to transform into a car named Fiat Abarth 750 Coupe Goccia in 1957. A very original Coupé built on top of the Fiat/Abarth 750, adopting a design that was said to have high aerodynamic qualities so that its appearance became eccentric, and when completed, it was able to attract a lot of attention. While the 'goccia' is an Italian word means 'water droplet in contact with a surface.'
1956 Fiat Abarth 750 Coupe Goccia by Vignale as an aerodynamics study with the ambition to set world speed records in its class by using an Abarth modified engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3iAMKzN)
The first completed unit was then shown at the 1956 Geneva Show which featured gull-wing doors, while the other two featured conventional doors and received many other modifications. This somewhat eccentric and unconventional design was created by Giovanni Michelotti together with the Abarth 750 mechanics.
1956 Fiat Abarth 750 Coupe Goccia by Vignale as an aerodynamics study with the ambition to set world speed records in its class by using an Abarth modified engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3oWQYnQ)
Through this design, the Abarth 750 Goccia also marks another beginning in Vignale's history. Both Abarth's expertise in designing fine, highly tuned engines and Vignale's expertise in building lightweight aerodynamic bodywork come together in the form of this awkward vehicle.
1956 Fiat Abarth 750 Coupe Goccia by Vignale as an aerodynamics study with the ambition to set world speed records in its class by using an Abarth modified engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3iuFqWk)
Wow, 1957 Fiat Abarth 750 Coupe 'Goccia' by Vignale, a cute car made as an aerodynamics study with the ambition to set world speed records in its class by using an Abarth modified engine. But unfortunately there is no effort to market this car.

Then what about the performance? This cute Italian car is able to run fast using the power generated by a Fiat 747cc inline, four-cylinder engine attached to the rear of the car (because of its eccentric shape, we hope you are not confused about which one is front and rear).
The engine is capable of spraying out a peak power of 47 bhp at 6,000rpm and a maximum torque of 36lb-ft at 3,500rpm. With this amount of power, this cute car that weighs 1,212 lbs is able to accelerate from rest to 60mph in 15.8 seconds with a top speed of 93mph plus fuel consumption of 25mpg. And it is estimated that the current price tag of this car is around $ 3,500. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSTYLING | OLDCONCEPTCARS | CARTHROTLE | FIAT500OWNERS | ]
Note: This blog can be accessed via your smart phone.
Kindly Bookmark and Share it: